Southington Drive-In Auctions Off Possessions

posted by Roger Katz on December 6, 2004 at 8:12 am

SOUTHINGTON, CT — An auction was held at the Southington Drive-In recently to sell all its possessions. Basically anything that wasn’t nailed down (and even many of things that were) were available for a price. Screen one has already been removed and the speaker poles have fallen.

Vandals have graffitied the building and broken windows. Water leaks through the ceiling of the former concession stand. The drive-in, even though it was closed for only two years, is already in a state of decay. The town of Southington purchased the property for $1.6 million earlier this year and will use it to expand a neighboring park.

Screen two and two of the projectors will remain to show movies in the park for free a few times each summer. The drive-in closed not because of lack of business, but because the younger generation of the family that owned it wanted to sell the business.

For more information, read the Record-Journal article.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Pity to close a theatre when it is making money,but i am sure the land was worth a lot more?

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